NEW DELHI, Oct 1: The Kail, an iconic Dogra musical instrument, also known as the Dogra trumpet made its debut with the likes of international artists like Suman Gupta, Amit Srivastav, Rashmi Jamwal, Vijender Sharma among others at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
The Virtual Art Gallery at the India Habitat Centre hosted the Kail for the first time during the Curtain Raiser event of Artistgram Art Show, held under the aegis of Prem Jamwal Art Exhibition, a Kunwar Viyogi Memorial (KVM) Trust initiative.
Artistgram, inaugurated by Director General of National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) sculptor Adwaita Gadanayak and curated by founder and curator of Uchaan Jyoti Kalara is as a part of a six-day Kunwar Viyogi Utsav. All the artworks displayed at the India Habitat Centre were complimented with English sonnet penned by ‘Father of Dogri Sonnets’ Kunwar Viyogi.
Designed by accomplished artist from Jammu, Jaswinder Singh showcased the pride of Dogra musical art at the art show that also saw in attendance the who whose of the art world. Jaswinder Singh was a special invitee of the Trust. Apart from displaying the Kail, the very talented artist also showcased his yet another famous sculpture Unity and Struggle depicted through ants.
Artwork of international artist Suman Gupta also featured at the event. Suman’s Tale of a town depicts King Jambulochan’s vision when he saw the tiger and a goat drinking the water from the same pond and decided to build the small town called Jammu.
Renowned Art Critic Qazi M Raghib, who was also present at the show, particularly complemented Rashmi Jamwal’s style in her latest work. Rashmi’s paintings depicted the rural Jammu, its simplicity and its many joys. Raghib said that Rashmi’s work stood out for its beautiful portrayal of the Duggar land.
Artistgram – 2021 began as an online event and then went Live in New Delhi at the India Habitat Centre. Nisha Jamwal, a well-known Columnist, Interiors Architect, Brand Consultant, Equal Rights Activist, Social Worker, Television Anchor and Compere was the keynote speaker at the event who in her inaugural address spoke extensively about the rich culture of Jammu.